• Tel Aviv Advance Summer Internship Track 2 (formerly Bay Area Advance)

    Do you enjoy the flexibility that remote work provides? Do you want to spend your summer soaking up all that Israel has to offer? Why not have both? The Tel Aviv Advance Summer Internship Track 2 program is designed for you to have the best of both worlds - spend six weeks living, working and thriving in Israel and then continue to build your professional skills by pursuing the remainder of your internship remotely for the next four weeks!


    Applications for this program have closed. You can still apply for select Theme Based Programs and Advance Programs

    Tel Aviv Advance Summer Internship  program offers you the opportunity to build your resume through a high-level Israeli internship, immerse yourself in Israeli culture, and intern remotely from anywhere in the world!

    While in Israel, you will intern four to five days a week alongside Israeli peers and immerse yourself in contemporary Israeli society. You’ll experience Israel through Onward Israel’s exclusive day trips, overnights and seminars. In your free time, explore Israel’s amazing restaurants, beaches, and nightlife with a cohort of other young adults. We provide the platform for you to explore and think about the ways you can integrate, contribute and make your experience as fulfilling as possible while in Israel.

    During the Remote portion, you will keep working with your employer, compile a final project, and continue your connection with your cohort through distance learning and activities. You’ll have the flexibility to end your summer adventure from home, school, or wherever you want all the while gaining critical skills of how to best work remotely.

    This Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. Beginning in 2022, Onward Israel will merge with Birthright Israel and will operate as a division within Birthright Israel. It is organized by Sachlav.

    If for public health or security related reasons the program cannot take place in Israel, Onward Israel will make efforts to conduct the program remotely. Please note, if this happens, it will affect the types of internships available. Participants who do not wish to participate on an entirely remote program will be permitted to withdraw and receive a full refund for their program fee, within a week of the decision for the program to be conducted remotely. If a program is cancelled completely due to health or safety conditions in Israel, participants will receive a full refund of their program fee. 

    Important Information

    Before applying, please ensure you read our COVID-19 Response to understand current entry requirements and other important information. Please be aware as you review our COVID-19 Response page that your program is considered a non-MASA program.

    Note, there is a chance that health/safety conditions will require us to implement a quarantine period upon arrival in Israel for some or all participants. There is also a chance that the program will shift to entirely remote if travel is further restricted. For more information, visit our FAQ responding to COVID-19 and our webpage.

    Admission is rolling. Applications will close in April or earlier if the program fills. 


    Tel Aviv portion: Wednesday, June 15 – Tuesday, July 26, 2022

    Remote portion: Sunday, July 31 – Thursday, August 25, 2022

    You MUST be available to participate for the entire length of the program.

    Program Cost:

    The program cost includes housing, medical insurance, a modest food stipend, and ground transportation.

    Participants will be required to submit a $200 security deposit in cash or check upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the program pending good standing.

    All participants are responsible for the cost and arrangement of their own flights.  Participants should not purchase flights until approximately one month before the program start date. Participants are encouraged to purchase flights with a good refund/change policy & flight insurance. Onward Israel is not responsible for the cost of flights/flight changes should the program need to be cancelled or shifted to remote.

    *If the program becomes entirely remote, the program cost will be $150.

    The actual cost of the Onward Israel program is much higher, and is subsidized up to 70% by Onward Israel, private donors, and local Jewish communities and institutions.

    For More Information:

    Additional scholarships are available on a limited basis. For more information, call Onward Israel or your local partner professional.

    Contact: Jason Steckler
    jasonst@onwardisrael.org, 415-857-3721

    Acceptance Criteria

    – This program is intended for young adults who have had previous short-term Israel experiences, such as Birthright Israel or a teen travel program, or similar

    Must meet MASA eligibility – identify as Jewish and have NOT spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-program after high school (this includes semester abroad, gap year, or any other MASA program)*

    * Note, Alumni of Onward Israel programs (even if they are MASA eligible) are typically not eligible to participate on a second Onward Israel program. In some cases this might be possible (alumni can check with Onward Israel staff on a case by case basis), but program subsidies will be significantly lower and therefore the program fee will be significantly higher

    – Fluent in English

    – Valid passport (passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the program end date)

    Israel portion: Apartments or dorm-style housing in the Tel Aviv area.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the program.

    While meeting common standards, Onward Israel housing differs by program and even within a program. To learn more about this and other Onward Israel housing details, please visit our housing FAQ.

    Remote portion: Home, school, or wherever you like. We will be going over best practices for remote work as the program approaches.

    Sample Internships:

    – Programming internship at a growing tech start-up

    – Business Development internship with a media company

    – Research assistant at a local university laboratory

    – Marketing internship with local NGO or Nonprofit

    Applicants interested in internships in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Law and Medicine please click here for some important information regarding placements:

    Remote Internships:

    Participants will be paired with an Israeli company or organization and assigned work projects to complete over the course of the program. It is expected that participants complete their work projects during the designated dates of the program and fully participate in all required enrichment and education activities. Note that there would be a shift in the type of work conducted after transitioning from in person to remote work. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as even within a specific field, the nature of your work will change throughout the program.

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